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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – March 2013 Archive (4)

Character Education Boosts Academic Achievement - We NEED Booth

CHARACTER EDUCATION BOOSTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT – WE NEED BOTH



As students, those of us over the age of 50 were taught to respect ourselves, our teachers, our elders and our community.  Today, in many schools and communities, respect of any kind seems to have largely fallen by the wayside.  In such schools and community children who are overtly respectful are often teased by others and called ugly names.  According to the article in Deseret News, listed…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 15, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Project Longevity Divides Mayoral Hopefuls - from the New Haven Independent

Thanks to the NHI. This should be a very interesting year. Based on the comments posted we hope there will be real civic engagement involving a broad cross-section of people; this is the only way "real democracy" will work. The forums need to be held at times that are more convenient to working people, and they need to be promoted more so people can plan their time. Participatory Government - Real Civic…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 14, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Female Math and Science Teachers Encourage Girls to Pursue Careers in the Sciences

OneWorld Honors Female Math & Science Teachers for Women’s History Month.  Below are links to Parts 1 & 2 OneWorld Progressive Institute's series of interviews with Female Math & Science Teachers from Hamden, New Haven and West Haven.  In these interviews teachers encourage girls to take Math and Science courses in school and pursue careers in these fields. In this the 21st Century, we need more women in Math and Science.  Please share…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 4, 2013 at 6:36pm — No Comments

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – LEARN MORE

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – OneWorld Progressive Institute provides information  and invites you to read this blog and watch the videos linked below to learn more.  Be good to yourself; you are irreplaceable.

As we age one of the areas of our bodies we need to pay close attention to is the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract.  It starts at the mouth and ends at the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 1, 2013 at 1:21am — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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When “Hoops in the Hood” Became “Hoops in the House”

When Covid-19 came to Chicago, Hoops in the Hood, LISC's long-running basketball-community-building-and-safety program, morphed into the perfect antidote for quarantine stress and boredom. Now, hundreds of kids and their parents across the city are staying active, and logging their exercise minutes, in a true Chicago-style competition between neighborhoods.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

We Have Reached the Housing Cliff

As we look back on Affordable Housing Month, marked every year in May, it's clear that the need for safe, affordable housing—as well as the threats to providing it—have never been more acute. Denise Scott, LISC's EVP for Programs, makes a compelling case for why, during the Covid era and beyond, we need a robust national plan to safeguard homes for all of our country's vulnerable residents, as well as for the organizations that make those homes possible.

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